I completely agree with so much here. To be honest, the future is going to require the type to teacher that mirrors the learners we have in front of us. And that learner does not mirror the typical educator on a given day in September (sorry!). I really believe this dichotomy is at the crux of SOME of the kick back re: the common core .
Being flexible, spontaneous and able to catch stray balls will be admired traits in the future. You must know your content. Know the outcomes you want for students. The rest will follow- while the student leads...,.
Via Les Howard